Illegal Mining in Himachal: Illegal curbed routes to be identified and dismantled
The Mining Officers of the State have been entrusted with the responsibility of identifying illegal curbed routes leading to river beds for carrying out illegal mining activities. This was decided in a meeting held here yesterday evening under the chairmanship of Director Industries Amit Kashyap to discuss and chalk out action plan to be implemented in compliance to previous directions issued by the Hon’ble Court and the State to effectively curb illegal mining activities.
Amit Kashyap said that after identifying such routes by the mining officers, the same should be reported to concerned Deputy Commissioners so that these illegal routes could be dismantled immediately. He also directed all the mining officers to identify mineral potential areas vulnerable to illegal mining in their respective districts so that the same could be put for public auction. He said that this would not only help in checking illegal mining but also legal material would be available in the markets and would also add to the State exchequer. He directed the mining officers to submit proposal auctions in a time bound manner.
Director Industries also directed mining officers to ensure surprise raids frequently and take deterrent action against the offenders.
For the convenience of the general public the telephone numbers of all the mining officers would be made available so that any information regarding illegal mining activities could be reported immediately.
Telephone number of district mining officer are as followed:
|Distt||Name||Phone Number||Mining Officer|
|Paramjit Singh||Bilaspur||9418491133||Mining Officer|
|Suresh Kumar||Chamba||9418439966||Mining Officer|
|Rajiv Kalia||Hamirpur||9418656450||Mining Officer|
|Jayoti Kumar Puri||Kangra||9418017154||Mining Officer|
|Ms. Bindia Rani||Kullu||9459637600||Mining Officer|
|Harvinder Singh||Kinnaur||8988023986||Mining Officer|
|Kulbhushan Sharma||Mandi||9459072819||Mining Officer|
|Suresh Bhardwaj||Sirmaur||9418625341||Mining Officer|
|Ms. Shelja Chaudhary||Shimla||9418517395||Mining Officer|
|Surit Chander||Solan||9418571409||Mining Officer|
|Neeraj Kant||Una||9816519502||Mining Officer|